Johnsense (1016) - - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale gold poir, decent sized head. Nice hoppy aroma, citrus, biscuit. Lemon, citrus peels, cracker, biscuit, fairly balanced. Quite nice. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Progably the best ive had in indy that wasnt an uplands sour of 3f
Concealer (964) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a clear orangish gold with a foamy off white head. Smells of hop spice, pine and light citrus. Flavor is sweet citrus, spice, pine and light malt underlying. Light bodied.
sudomorph (929) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2014 1 pint can.Pours a crystal clear, light copper with a bubbly, one finger, white head.Aroma is slight with notes of bread, citrus, and slightly floral. Taste is slightly bitter and floral with notes of pine, resin, citrus, a mildly dry, bitter aftertaste. Low to medium body. Medium carbonation. Pretty clean in the mouth and very refreshing. Not a bad brew. Slightly better on draft I believe. Would get again.
JoePeesie (919) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2012 In the category of Daisy Cutter with a touch less edge and easier drinking. Pours a nice golden orange with a thin white head that fades fast and leave a trace of lace. Nice citrus and pine hop profile without being over bearing. A good brew to share with no craft fans as a gateway. A bit over priced for what it is.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz. can served in a Kuhnhenn snifter. Big thanks to my mom for picking me up a 4-pack on her recent trip through Indy.
A: Pours a clear orange color with a thin, wispy white head forming on the pour. it recedes to a thin ring that leaves some minor splotches of lace down the glass.
S: Light grass on the nose with some mild citrus. Some fruity berry, akin to strawberries as you pass by them in the grocery store. Very faint, but you can pick them out. Light cracker malts with a touch of stale bread.
T: Lots of bready malts with the same light strawberry note coming through. A little sweet, but slightly watered down with a touch of grassy.
M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation level. A little bland on the finish.
O: This was alright. Decent enough to drink and it’d make a fine camping beer, but it’s pretty bland and forgettable overall.
Serving type: can
ARH (865) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2015 16oz can poured into a shaker. Pleasant notes of grapefruit, orange, and their respective peels, toasted bread, and some caramel hit the nose. It pours an oily, light copper / orange color topped with a puffy off-white head. There?s a good amount of lace and the fluffy head recedes slowly, eventually reducing to a medium thick ring with a surface haze. The taste is a high/medium-high bitter with a medium sweet backbone. It has an oily texture with an average amount of somewhat soft, but fizzy head. The finish is grapefruit and caramel with a spice quality to it. The spice and grapefruit linger for a while with a citrus note appearing too.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at Nya Tröls. It is what it’s supposed to be, a standard west-coast pale ale. Nothing super special about it, nothing wrong with it either.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. First reviewed 7/7/2011. Poured from a 16 oz. can into a pint glass.
My pour is a transparent golden caramel color beer comes out of the can, creating a full, foamy white head.
Ah, a hoppy pale ale, I see where your head’s at. Tropical fruits and lots of grapefruit step in front of the pale malt in the nose.
The flavor starts with a light biscuity malt sweetness up front, then mango and grapefruit hop flavors, followed by a long, lingering bitterness that lasts a little long and rides well into the aftertaste.
The first thing I notice is that it is kind of grainy, maybe hop residue from the dry hopping. Medium body, above average lively carbonation.
This is fine, but nothing about it really blew me away. Maybe I was not in the right mode for this one. I would try it again to see if my palate changes.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can (thanks stfun)
Aroma: Citrus, bread
Appearance: Gold/amber with creamy white head
Taste: A bit sweat, no bitterness
Palate: Medium mouthfeel, fairly lively, smooth citrusy finish
Overall: Extremely tasty pale ale with IPA characteristics.
48FanInCali (817) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Golden pour with white head. Not much retention. Nose is bready with citrus but not much hops. Taste has a little more hop bite with some citrus. Won't be confused with Hoppy Birthday but far from awful.
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